The First Inspection During The Tenancy
Our first property inspection is carried around six weeks after the Tenant moves in. As we carry out home inspections as part of our referencing process, we are never surprised to see a property well looked after at the first inspection !
Regular Property Inspections
Thereafter, inspections are carried out at four monthly intervals with feedback provided to our Landlords. If we feel there is an issue with the conduct of the tenancy, you will be contacted and then increase the frequency of inspections until the problem is rectified. We have met hundreds of Landlords since 1989 who have told us horror stories about a long tenancy with no contact from the agent. At the end of the tenancy the property is a complete mess.
The Pre-Leaving Inspection
Shortly after the Tenant has served notice to vacate the property we arrange to meet them at the property and run through any points that we feel may need rectifying. The aim is to ensure that we do everything we can to ensure that the Tenant(s) receive a full deposit refund. Of course, at this stage we are also re-marketing the property and showing prospective tenants round so, particularly if any decoration by the tenant is required, now is a good time to do this to present the property as best as possible.
The Final Inspection
After the Tenant(s) have returned the keys we carry out the final inspection. A copy of the initial video inventory is loaded onto a handheld media player so that every part of the property can be checked in detail. We always invite Landlords to join us at the final inspection as this may be a good time to discuss any general cosmetic improvements which may be required in order to keep the property attractive for prospective Tenants.